JOEL Lynch believes QPR’s 3-2 win over Brentford on Saturday shows the belief that is growing in the Rangers dressing room.
The R’s made it 26 points from their last 13 games with victory over their local rivals, coming from a goal down at half-time to effectively wrap the match up with a sizzling period of football early in the second half.
Goals from Mass Luongo (50), Lynch (58) and Nahki Wells (60) turned the game on its head and helped QPR to their first win over the Bees in six attempts.
“They are a very good team, they pass the ball well and play at a high tempo so they made it tough for us,” Lynch told www.qpr.co.uk afterwards.
“We felt like we were in control for most of the first half so to concede the goal was disappointing but in the second half for 20 minutes we were brilliant and it won us the game.”
The visitors made it 3-2 with nine minutes remaining when Henrik Dalsgaard added to Neil Maupay’s earlier goal, but the R’s successfully saw the game out.
“They were always going to make it tough for us but that’s where we showed our work ethic and togetherness at the end to get the three points,” Lynch said.
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Lynch added: “It shows the character of the dressing room, and the belief, that we could come back.
“Even when we were behind we all felt we could win the game. It’s another stepping stone for us.
“We haven’t had many good results against Brentford in the last few years so it was a big result and an important one.”
The win came following last weekend’s 1-0 loss at Blackburn, and Lynch said: “The gaffer wanted a response and reaction and we went out there and gave it, it’s exactly what we needed to do.
“The result makes the international break a lot more enjoyable now. Everyone knows that even though there are no games for two weeks we will be working hard to get ready for Stoke.
“The upcoming Christmas period is really going to decide our season so we need to make sure we are fresh and ready for it.”